Marketplace for Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, August 26, 2010

You too can be a patron of the arts

Getting a masterpiece commissioned isn't just limited to the wealthy. Commissioning clubs let people contribute as much as they want -- from the equivalent of giving up one restaurant dinner a month to more than the cost of a European cruise.
Posted In: Charity

One hundred $100 bills to 100 strangers for 100 days

Bill Radke talks to Greg Wohler of Edge Creative Group, who thought of the idea for Project 100, which distributes one hundred $100 bills to 100 people for 100 days -- no strings attached.
Posted In: Charity

Groupon can be too much of a good thing

Groupon, a popular discount website, is a way to get a business lots of exposure fast. But the attention can be too much to handle for small businesses.
Posted In: Small Business

A new pair of shoes... And 36 rolls of toilet paper

Costco may be calling to a mall near you. The wholesale retailer, which is known for its spare, warehouse-style stores, are targeting large spaces left by department and other anchor stores.
Posted In: Retail

Home buyers save more with low interest rates

Home buyers grabbed at the $8,000 federal tax credit that ended up in April, but ignored the much larger savings that low interest rates could've given them. What gives?
Posted In: Housing, Savings

Are savings accounts worth it anymore?

Money sitting in savings accounts used to grow, but with low interest rates and increasing bank fees, savings accounts are starting to be a less appealing place to park your money.
Posted In: Banks, Savings

Bernanke and the 12 regional Fed presidents

Bill Radke talks to Ellen Zentner, senior economist at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, about the dissension among the Fed's regional presidents and Bernanke.

Music from this show

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Suburbia (2001 Digital Remaster)
Pet Shop Boys
Whatever You Like
T.I.
21 Guns
Green Day
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)
Nas

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